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Roy Mitchell, Psy.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Mitchell is a postdoctoral fellow with training and experience working with individuals with known or suspected neurologic disorders, severe mental illness, mood disorders, substance abuse, and personality disorders. He has worked extensively with at-risk youth through home-based therapy for school-referred clients, brain-injured patients utilizing neuropsychological services, and diverse prison populations in inpatient and outpatient units. Dr. Mitchell is also a published author on topics of stress and cognition in Black men. 

Dr. Mitchell earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Neuropsychology, from the Florida School of Professional Psychology. He completed his clinical internship with the Florida Department of Corrections, working with incarcerated men and women with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Before this, he completed formal training with Neuropsychological Services of Tampa, Centerstone Outpatient Walk-in Clinic in Bradenton, Florida, and the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida. He also has experience conducting comprehensive neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and diagnostic assessments in a hospital and private practice setting. 

Dr. Mitchell has training in individual, family, and group interventions for various behavioral health concerns. His theoretical orientation is considered an assimilative approach. He conceptualizes from a psychodynamic base because that theory corresponds to his natural way of thinking about people. However, he integrates other orientations to meet client needs, primarily focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy. He tends to focus on conscious/unconscious thinking and perceptions limiting a client's ability to change an issue. He gauges if a person is impulsive (too much Id control), overly restricted (too much superego control), or uses common defense mechanisms such as aggression, repression, and projection. He typically assesses these psychodynamics through the technique of interpretation, where much of the insightful information gathered may be linked to relational patterns, including transference with him as the therapist.

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Working with At-Risk Youth: From a Culturally Informed Lens

Released: January 23, 2023

DAREALDOCMITCH is exceptionally proud and excited to share his latest project, "Working with At-Risk Youth." This guidebook provides a 6-step model for clinicians to follow who wish to help build resilience, empowerment, and ambition in diverse youth (B-READY).

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Ninety Percent Mental

My channel Ninety Percent Mental is where we explore psychological topics and apply them to men’s mental health. Why? BECAUSE…WE…GOTTA…TALK…ABOUT…IT! As men, we have families that depend on us, hustles to maintain, and communities that need us, however, there’s no one poppin the hood to see if our engines are running at optimal speed. So it's me DocMitch yo mental health mechanic bringing you discussion topics every week.

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